Say what you will about soccer in America, but the 20,000 fans you see in the video above singing the National Anthem in unison aren’t going to listen. The Portland Timbers are only in their second season as a part of Major League Soccer, but they have one of the most committed fan bases in sports. No, I’m not saying the Timbers have nearly as many fans as teams like the Yankees and Red Sox, but the ones they do have — who are known as the Timbers Army — are as die hard as they come.
Before the kickoff of their home opener against Philadelphia on, the Timbers Army took care of the National Anthem duties. For a crew of about 20,000 without vocal coaching singing together, they sounded pretty damn good.